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Oct 20, 2019
4:50PM

Dr Harsh Vardhan shares PM Modi's vision for inclusive health at G20 Okayama Health Ministers' Conference

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ndia has highlighted Prime  Minister Narendra Modi's vision of  'Sab Ka Saath - Sab Ka Vikas - Sab Ka Vishwas' for inclusive health along with scheme -- Ayushman Bharat, at the on-going two-day G20 Okayama Health Ministers' Conference in Japan.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who represented India at the conference in Okayama City, also highlighted Mr Modi's vision of FIT India Movement and Eat Right campaigns.

The deliberations of the G20 Health Ministers focused on four major global health issues like the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, response to population ageing, management of health risks and health security management including Anti-Microbial Resistance and its containment. 

Dr Vardhan said that New Delhi is on the path to Universal Health Coverage and will contribute effectively in sustaining UHC at the global level.

On Response to population ageing, Dr. Vardhan, during his intervention, shared India’s vision for its projected 20 per cent elderly population by 2050. He also told the G20 countries about the efforts made by India to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term comprehensive health care services to an ageing population.

In his intervention, the Minister also made a mention of public health measures to tackle Dementia and the government's commitment to ensure dignity with care for its elderly. This opportunity was also utilized to have bi-lateral meetings with Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 

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